i saw patty & babsi playing last night
yesterday I attended the tele.ring tennistrophy in St. Anton. It is an invitation tournament and is famous for it's parties. The defending champions are Patty Schnyder and Jevgeni Kafelnikov.<br />This year the following players are competing:<br />Yevgeni Kafelnikov<br />Dominik Hrbaty<br />Roger Federer <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> <br />Cedric Pioline<br />Markus Hipfl<br />Stefan Koubek
Babsi Schett<br />Babsi Schwartz<br />Patty Schnyder<br />Henrieta Nagyova
Yesterday I saw Hrbaty - Pioline, Schett - Schnyder and Kafelnikov - Koubek
Dominik Hrbaty against Cedric Pioline wasn't a really good match - they both made a lot of mistakes and after losing the first set 5-7 Dominik had to retire because of an ankle problem (I believe it was the ankle...)
Then Patty and Babsi came on the court. It's kinda Babsis home tournament so the crowd was cheering her alot. Patty took the first set easily 6-4. Then she lost the second one 3-6. They played a tiebreak until 10 instead of the third set. Patty won the tiebreak 10-7. Overall I have to say that Patty played really some great tennis and sometimes the match was really good, but Babsi Schett seemed a little unmotivated. There were a lot of balls she didn't even try to catch. When Patty played a stop, she just watched the ball and didn't move. Also on the net, Patty made some great points and Babsi always lost the point when she moved forwards.
The last match was Kafelnikov - Koubek. This match was really great. In the beginning both of them were making a lot of mistakes, but in the end they played great tennis. Koubek won 6-2 5-7 13-11.
I'm going to attend the tournament again on friday and saturday and I'm really looking forward to seeing a great women's final on saturday. <img src="smile.gif" border="0">
"This is the biggest win of my career, I had so many emotions throughout the week, playing in front of my home crowd. It feels great to be champion here." - Swisscom Challenge Champion 2002 Patty Schnyder